"Igreja do Carmo" Carmo Convent & Museu Arqueológico Tip by rsilva

  The church as seen from the Santa Justa Elevator
by rsilva

Finished in 1423, the construction of this gothic church (or it ruins as things are), was ordered by Nuno Álvares Pereira, a commander who was part of the Carmelite Order.
When it was built, this was the largest church in Lisbon. Now only the ruins remain as it was severly damaged during the 1755 earthquake.
This is now the site of the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo (Carmo Archaeological Museum), that can be visited from Mon-Sat 10.00-18.00 (May-Sep) and Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00 (Oct-Apr). It closes on Sundays, Christmas, New year and 1st May.
Entrance is 2.50 Eur.

Address: Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa
Directions: At Travessa Dom Pedro de Menezes
Phone: +351 21 346 04 73
Website: http://www/museusportugal.org/aap

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  • Updated May 27, 2005
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